Biden, Trump & framing the issues

In a series of tweets, I drew attention to a tactical mistake that Biden made in his response to BLM protests, especially over those in Kenosha.

The key points are:

  • “Law & Order” is safe Republican/Conservative territory
  • Biden is adopting Trump’s framing of a nation at war with itself, which makes an authoritarian & conservative leader like Trump more attractive.
  • To persuade swing voters & undecideds to vote for him, Biden should focus on blaming Trump for the violence.

As I pointed out in a tweet, this video makes that “blame Trump” case persuasively.

There are signs that the Biden campaign are better crafting their message. These examples in particular:

A “you’re incompetent & not doing your job” message works far better for Biden than getting into a law and order debate with Trump.

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